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Darrow G. Zeidenstein

Darrow oversees all aspects of Rice’s fundraising, alumni affairs and development services functions. Prior to his current role, he served the institution as an associate vice president in charge of individual fundraising programs and capital campaign strategy. Before arriving at Rice, Darrow was a managing director with Marts & Lundy, leading the firm as a campaign consultant, head of its “Digital Solutions” practice, and member of its planned giving practice group. Previously, he was executive director for strategic planning and marketing strategy at the University of Texas at Austin, where he facilitated the design and implementation of the University’s advanced development strategies and played a key role in planning the University’s successful $1 billion comprehensive campaign. Before coming to Austin, Darrow was director of planned giving and director of research and systems at the Stern School of Business at New York University. A Ph.D. in economic anthropology, he is a past Fulbright scholar, National Science Foundation fellow, and Social Sciences Research Council post-doctoral fellow.